Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Striped Wall & Monogram

Just for fun, I thought I would post the after picture of this project first!

Okay, so here is the before...we have this boring little wall that is kind of awkward to decorate because of the thermostat in the middle of the wall...

So I was thinking about what I could do with it, and I decided that I could add a monogram like I did in our office...

But first I decided to paint horizontal stripes on the wall. Using the laser level is the best thing ever when trying to tapes off straight lines! They are not very expensive, so you should totally invest in one if you do not have one yet!

Place a piece of tape in the areas that you do not want to paint, so that you do not get confused while you are painting. Here is the wall after I had painted it, but before I took the tape off. (I just used leftover paint from the family room-Glidden Natural Linen color matched in Behr paint and primer)

Note: Take the painters tape off after you are finished painting. Don't wait for it to be completely dry or your lines may not be as straight.

We have had problems with the tape pulling the finish off of the ceiling if we wait for it to completely dry before removing it.

After I finished with the wall, I used my Cricut to cut out the A. I used the Scriptina front. I liked it because it kind of looks art deco-ish

Here is the finished product!

The Frame is from Ikea. It is 20x20, and it only costs $17.99 at my local Ikea. The hook is from Hobby Lobby. They were 50% off that day, so it was $5.00. Now my hubby will NOT lose his keys because he has a visible place to hang them!

That's it....super easy and took me about an hour to have everything done! Of course I waited until the next day to hang things on the wall. So, what do you think? Would you paint stripes on your wall?



  2. I think I would paint stripes! I actually wanted to in our master bedroom...I was thinking vertical but I like the horizontal! So I need some ideas for my front room... can I "pick your brain" sometime? And I'm so glad you posted about the 20x20 frame from IKEA!! I've been wanting to get some (4) to put pics of Silas & myself as kids and then of course my kids...in my room...didn't want to spend a lot on frames though.
    BUT... I DO love your wall! Totally, totally cute!

  3. I am dying for striped walls! This is so darling!!